Join Date: Sep 2009
Bikes: old MTB turned commuter
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new chain for old MTB?
I have a 1995 Diamondback Apex that I recently resurrected & have turned into a commuter with Conti Travel Contact tires, fenders and a rear rack. I added some good CREE LED lighting too, some of it improvised. I thought I would only commute on it occasionally but now I try to use the bike every day; I love it!
The components are Shimano Deore LX, again from the mid '90s. It has 3 chainrings and 8 cogs. I would like to replace the chain with the appropriate type but I don't know what to shop for since the drivetrain is so old. I would like the new chain to have the "insta link" or "master link" design but I don't know if that is compatible with the old Shimano gears.
How do I find the right chain, and how do I know if a master-link chain will work? Thanks in advance.